Today's News

  • Major changes impact LAFD in 2011

    Internal strife seemed to settle down at the Los Alamos Fire Department during 2011. Gone were the principal players in several misdeeds that plagued the department the previous year. 

    Gone also are top officials who retired following decades of service to the town. Most notable is Chief Doug Tucker who postponed his departure date until the “right person” was found to lead the internationally accredited department.

  • Church listings 12-30-11




    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Nordic ski trails reopen

    Nordic skiers can celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day on the trails. Closure exemptions were signed on Friday, opening the Nordic Ski Trails, the trail through Canada Bonita to the rim of Guaje Canyon, the full length of Pipeline Road and the Nail Trail from the Camp May Road to Highway 501. 

    “Few people will realize just how much effort was put into getting the trails reasonably safe and useable for the winter season by volunteers with the Southwest Nordic Ski Club and various contractors with the Forest Service. Conditions are great now with hope for more snow in 2012,” said Española Ranger District Recreation Team Leader Lynn Bjorklund.

  • New Mexico governor pushes for tougher DWI laws

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With New Year's Eve fast approaching, Gov. Susana Martinez has a simple message: Don't get behind the wheel if you've been drinking. It's a matter of life and death.

    The message has been repeated year after year by New Mexico's elected leaders, police officers, advocacy groups and families that have been ripped apart by the consequences of drunk driving. Some of those family members flanked the governor as she issued her plea along a busy Albuquerque street on Thursday night.

    "There's no better example to illustrate how dire the consequences of drinking and driving than to remember the lives of those that have been lost," she said.

  • Court approves NM congressional redistricting plan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico's three congressional districts.

    Judge James Hall issued his ruling Thursday afternoon.

    Hall is adopting a plan that makes the fewest changes to the existing districts. It has the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, other Republicans and a group of Democrats that include Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe.

    Hall contends the plan respects existing boundaries and places the fewest number of voters in new districts.

    He says it also strikes an appropriate balance between various interests and political parties.

  • Out and about 12-29-11

    Art openings


    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

  • Restaurant inspections 12-27-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 




  • More accurate view of Washington's crossing emerges

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn’t have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.

  • Lady Gaga named AP entertainer of the year

     NEW YORK (AP) — You might say that Lady Gaga’s year really began in an egg.

    That’s how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she “hatched” onstage, she effectively gave birth to “Born This Way,” performing the eponymous lead single of her second studio album and anthem to self-acceptance. In 2011, the album would carry her around the world, where she rarely went unnoticed.

  • 2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup--VIDEO EXTRA

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men have been killed and 61 other people injured in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said.

    Authorities said they were investigating motorists' accounts that they drove into thick smoke or fog that abruptly limited visibility on westbound lanes of Interstate 10 heading across eastern New Orleans. Those who came upon the scene said they heard injured motorists pleading for assistance.